Smoke billows from the Villarrica volcano in Pucón, Chile. Some southern regions of the country are on alert because of an increase in activity at the volcano
Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, Chile
Images of the disappeared 43 college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General’s office, in Mexico City. Angry citizens and parents of the missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them.
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Children draw on the sidewalk with chalk outside the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday Missouri. Protests erupted after the announcement of the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day.
Night view of San Salvador, El Salvador
Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. The volcano went quiet on Tuesday after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert.
Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages
Caridad Vidal waits for a bus in downtown Havana after performing at her dance school marking the 120th anniversary of the start of Cuba’s last independence war against Spain
Sporting Cristal’s Jorge Cazulo bicycle kicks the ball during the Peruvian football team’s Copa Libertadores match against Venezuela ‘s Deportivo Táchira in Lima, Peru
Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016
The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario. The colorful cosmic display of the northern lights is rarely seen in Ontario.
Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York
Revellers from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro‘s Sambadrome
Indigenous musicians from Curahuara de Carangas play their “Tarkas”, a native instrument, during the Anata Andina (Andean carnival) parade in Oruro. Hundreds of ethnic groups from Oruro province participated in the carnival on Thursday.
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A Paramin Blue Devil parades before judges during a competition held by the National Carnival Commission at Victoria Square, in the Trinidad and Tobago capital Port of Spain.
People wait for the unveiling of a statue of the late reggae legend Bob Marley in Kingston. Jamaicans celebrated the 70th anniversary of Marley’s birth on Friday with a jamming session at his former home and a string of free concerts as the Caribbean island continues to wrestle over his place in its pantheon of heroes.
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Kukenan (L) and Roraima mounts as seen from a trekking camp, near Venezuela’s border with Brazil. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now thousands of trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela’s savannah to reach the summit
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Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week’s worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana
A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world. Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged.
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A girl plays in a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil